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I Battle Depression

If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 69,900 People

    CrazyDaisyeee CrazyDaisyeee 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Depression is so weird.

    We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as long as I can remember, I've been hoping someone would be able to just KNOW that I'm not right, because I do such a good job...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 31 Responses Jan 12, 2014

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    don't kill yourself over a boy,

    he'll bring another girl to your funeral
    Angelcum Angelcum 18-21, F 9 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    Where is life taking me ?

    I have walked this earth for 49 years and have nothing to show for it. Today I was told by a young GP that to beat depression I must want to, that I must change me. Well wtf have I been doing all these years ? looking for answers, a way out of this nightmare. I've tried it all...
    jakdempsey jakdempsey 46-50, M 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 36 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    I'm starting to think i am not strong enough to

    keep going. I am so tired of my life. The only way i can see relief is to stop living. :*(
    makster56 makster56 26-30, M 3 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Dear humans, STOP REPRODUCING AND ADOPT

    CHILDREN IN NEED. YOUR DNA IS NOT IMPORTANT, NOR ARE YOUR CHILDREN SPECIAL. STOP INVADING THE WORLD, IT ISN'T YOURS TO POLLUTE. Sincerely, The World. End of rant
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 57 Responses Jan 18

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 203 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    "The loneliest people are the kindest.

    The saddest people smile the brightest. The most damaged people are the wisest. All because they do not want to see anyone else suffer the same way."
    biancaxxb biancaxxb 18-21, F 12 Responses Mar 13

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    I really hate feeling like this.

    My anxiety doesn't allow me to do things that I wish I could. Someone is visiting, an old family friend, and I can't even go sit with everyone and socialize because she's there. I don't know her, therefore I don't feel comfortable. I tend to feel like I'm the one they could do...
    lookingtovent lookingtovent 18-21, F 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    Today was the first day in ages I actually felt

    confident about myself. Ever since I had troubles with my fiancé, I've hated the way I look, my body, my face, everything. But today, today, I felt like a princess ❤️
    IntoxicatedLies IntoxicatedLies 18-21, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I hate my bf I love him from my heart

    but I feel like my depression makes me hate him and mood swings only make me see the bad things of him and the world. I feel like I deserve love and that he has or can find a normal girl.
    Nonameleyla Nonameleyla 18-21, F 19 hrs ago

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    i sabotage every good

    that happens to me. she's the first person ive met, including family, who actually knows me, shes the only support ive ever really had, and shes changed me. she made me start being me, she inspired confidence, and gave me the most pure form of love that could exist. and of...
    nathinitup nathinitup 22-25, M 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    You are worthy! don't think you're not good

    enough! please if you need someone to talk to message me (:
    BeKinD2Ev1 BeKinD2Ev1 22-25, M 21 hrs ago

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    I've lost interest in everything.

    I literally do nothing but sit in my room and stare at walls. I don't want to do anything but yet my mom thinks it's okay to make me get up and do stupid stuff that she could do herself. I swear she loves to see me cry. like just leave me alone
    lifesacruelgame lifesacruelgame 16-17, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Rip Robin Williams I got to meet him a couple

    of years ago at a function dinner in Las Vegas. I will never forget that experience because I felt he was a very dark, sad, and tortured individual. He seemed very very manic and unsettled yet also very sad. He had been in pain for years. I hope he is at peace.
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 12 Responses Aug 11, 2014

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 94 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 9, 2013

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    IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT SUICIDE,

    READ THIS. Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You're just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door, & you take out that sucide note you've written & rewritten over & over & over. You take...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 8 Responses Jul 17, 2014

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    I'm A Miracle

    All my life I was told that I was ugly, fat, worthless, and that I would never be anything. Sometimes, I want to believe those things. But I learned that I am beautiful no matter what my body type is. I am me. No one can change that. I learned that life is too short to stress...
    imperfectperfectionist123 imperfectperfectionist123 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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    Depression is not easy.

    Never easy. Depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, procrastination - whatever evil it may be called. But one thing is for sure, it is debilitating. It is heart-wrenching. It is spirit-breaking, even mind-freezing. It sucked the spirit of life in you. Makes you feel both hopeless...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 24 Responses Jun 16, 2014

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    Depression Is...

    DEPRESSION IS NOT A STATE OF MIND! I am a Psychology major and it completely breaks my heart when I hear someone talking about someone who is depressed or wants to commit suicide. Depression is a mental DISEASE. Just like if you were to have cancer or a physical disease...
    InnerBeauty12 InnerBeauty12 18-21, F 42 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 79 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    niki2015 niki2015 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I just shaved my arms in the shower.

    Now that I'm dry I can see all the hairs I missed. And I'm such a pathetic couch potato that I'm tired and sweating just from that. I can't do all this. I should just give up on ever being an attractive person and hide in front of a computer like I always have. I can't be who I...
    iacob iacob 26-30, T 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    Ik I post a lot up here

    and I'm sorry for that.....I just don't have anywhere else to really vent.....
    ShysietheVampiric ShysietheVampiric 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I find this song comforting despite it's dark

    title. "Baby don't go, we love you more than you know." Kill your heroes by AWOLNATION http://m.youtube.com/?#/watch?v=NawBiACs8XQ
    redtailhawk29 redtailhawk29 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    (Picture attached) As I type this,

    I am quite upset at the moment... At the start of this year, I met a wonderful person on experienceproject when I was in the worst stages of my depression. She was the only one on this website that really offered to help. Due to my memory, I frequently forgot about this place...
    MysteryAbove MysteryAbove 70+ 1 Response Feb 25

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    my so called "sister"

    who claims to miss me all the time can't make a 2 1/2 hour drive to see me, after all the times I've done it for her, but she can take a 3 hour drive to the damn beach! this is why I just hate people.......
    ShysietheVampiric ShysietheVampiric 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 38 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 144 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    Was bullied. On a gold claim.

    By club staff And old farts claiming to care. Could have removed them all. Then my dad. And waited for ded by kop. But my mind said dont hurt pals. So me ran to them. Am homeless now. Left most of my things back there. But wont let jerks rob my pals. Or me...
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 1 hr ago

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    I had the greatest friend

    that anyone could ask for. She helped me get through the worst school year of my life. Then she makes up a story about me and turns everyone against me. That's one thing.
    happytragedy happytragedy 16-17, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    A battle means to fight

    or struggle. The moment we feel depressed we already lost.
    Nyx935 Nyx935 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    Never say these things to someone

    who suffers from depression, or any other disorder/mental illness: 1: "You just need to give yourself a kick in the ***." 2: "No one ever said life was fair or easy." 3: "There are a lot of people worse off than you." 4: "Everyone gets depressed sometimes!" 5: "Maybe you should...
    tianajade tianajade 18-21, F 19 Responses Mar 4, 2014

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    What ****** me off about being depressed is

    that I'm not in the mood to do things that I once found fun. Going to a theater or an amusement park was fun until I became depressed. Eating my favorite ice cream and Netflix doesn't even sound remotely as fun as it used to be. I spent most of my vacation with my head buried...
    Kira05 Kira05 22-25, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    lately I've been extremely depressed.

    I don't know what to do. I feel like my life has been sucked out of me. all I feel like doing is just sleeping forever. I don't know how to feel happy anymore. sometimes I feel like if I died I would feel better but a suicide is crazy. no I don't want to kill myself but I've...
    missmaymay missmaymay 18-21, F 2 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 18 Responses Jul 7, 2014

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    My boyfriend has just broken up with me

    and made me homeless. I am so angry and hurt, I wouldn't take him back because he has kicked me while I'm down. I had a break down and he said he couldn't handle me.
    Lalaleia Lalaleia 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown

    and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an effective antidepressant. I say fortunately, because I know some struggle much longer. There were days when hope was so far gone and the psychic...
    deleted deleted 26-30 15 Responses Feb 14, 2014

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 21 Responses May 19, 2010

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    I crack open 1/2 anti-depressant pill extra

    and then I hit the gym. FU depression. I am weaponized and am gonna fight my way back to happiness
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 12 Responses Mar 18

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    Sometimes I just want to take the easy way out

    but I think about the ones that really care and I don't want to be selfish
    african38 african38 36-40, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    I will not cry...i will not cry.

    ..I will not cry....is what I keep telling myself and I force myself to keep the straightest face possible while the tear still threaten to escape my eyes...
    rokrchik1211 rokrchik1211 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    My Baby Girl

    I had a miscarriage when I was fifteen and almost five months pregnant with my baby girl Gianna. It was the most hardest thing I ever went through. It was so horrible. I had an older boyfriend who I was very much in love with. We became intimate three months into our relationship...
    KandyLuv KandyLuv 26-30, F 20 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 36-40, F 35 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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